Dunlop will be celebrating its history of success on the race track at this week-end’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company will be illustrating how success on the race track has been crucial to the development of high performance road tyres.
Dunlop has enjoyed a legendary collaboration with Jaguar, winning six Le Mans 24 hour races. At Goodwood Dunlop will be exhibiting the new Jaguar XKR road car alongside Le Mans winning Jaguars. Following their race track partnership, Dunlop has developed tyres that offer the precise handling, responsiveness and road-holding that Jaguar drivers demand. The Jaguar XK and XKR are fitted with Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres as standard. This tyre boasts a multi radius tread, which gives an accurate tread pattern and an especially efficient contact patch.
Dunlop is sponsoring this year’s BTCC championship, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In acknowledgement of this milestone, Dunlop will be showcasing the only 4 wheel drive car to win the BTCC. The Audi A4 Quattro, driven by Frank Biela, won the event in 1996, and Biela will be on the Dunlop stand to talk about his victorious year.
Dunlop still work with Audi, supplying tyres for the current A4 DTM race cars. Off the race circuit, Dunlop also supply their Sport Maxx GT tyres to the latest Audi S5. The tyres feature Dunlop’s Touch Technology, which was first developed on the race track.